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Conrad Murray trial: Paris Jackson ‘on the floor balled up, crying’

September 28, 2011 |  3:36 pm

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Members of Michael Jackson's entourage testified Wednesday afternoon about the chaotic minutes after the singer had stopped breathing.

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Faheem Muhammad, head of Jackson's security team, recalled walking into the upstairs bedroom and seeing Dr. Conrad Murray with the singer sprawled out on the floor on the far side of the bed. Outside the door, two of Jackson's children, Paris and Prince, were in shock, Muhammad recalled.

"Paris was on the floor balled up, crying," he testified.

Earlier, Jackson's personal assistant Michael Amir Williams testified that given the type of emergency, he would have expected Murray to call authorities rather than the assistant.

An attorney for Murray had tried to suggest in cross-examination that it would have been natural for the doctor to rely on the assistant.

"Would it surprise you, would it be strange for Dr. Murray to call you in the event of an emergency at the house?" attorney Ed Chernoff asked.

"If Mr. Jackson were dying it would, for me personally," he responded.


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-- Victoria Kim and Harriet Ryan at Los Angeles County Superior Court

Photo: A slide projection of Michael Jackson's children shown during the prosecution's opening arguments in Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial.

Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times